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Homewood Museum Architecture Lecture: The Material World of Eyre Hall with Carl Lounsbury

October 27, 2022 , 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$20

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Built in 1759 by Littleton Eyre, Eyre Hall on Virginia’s Eastern Shore is one of only a handful of houses in Virginia today that is owned by descendants of its original builders. In addition, it retains a rich collection of family objects accumulated by several generations of Eyres. As a result, Eyre Hall is a microcosm of Virginia history. Drawing on research from his latest book, The Material World of Eyre Hall: Four Centuries of Chesapeake History, architecture scholar Carl Lounsbury will discuss the history of the property and consider its many legacies. The talk will be preceded by a reception and book-signing at Homewood Museum.

5-6 p.m. Book-signing and reception at Homewood Museum

6:30-8 p.m. Talk and Q&A in the Merrick Barn

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Carl Lounsbury retired in 2016 as the Senior Architectural Historian at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Over a 35-year career there, he was responsible for long-term research projects such as the study of English and Colonial American public buildings, churches, meetinghouses, and theaters; and the terminology, practice, and technology of preindustrial building. He has also had an extensive career consulting with museums, historical and preservation societies, academic institutions, and homeowners in the investigation and restoration of historic buildings. Lounsbury earned his undergraduate degree in history and English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received his MA and Ph.D. from George Washington University. He is currently Adjunct Associate Professor of History at the College of William and Mary. His publications include An Illustrated Glossary of Early Southern Architecture and Landscape and The Courthouses of Early Virginia, both of which won the Abbott Lowell Cummings Award from the Vernacular Architecture Forum. His most recent book is The Material World of Eyre Hall: Four Centuries of Chesapeake History.

 

REGISTRATION

FREE JHU Students (w/ valid ID)
$15 JHU Museums Members and JHU Faculty & Staff (with valid ID)
$20 General Public

Space is limited; please register at https://homewoodmuseum.eventbrite.com

 

SPONSORSHIP 

The 2022 Homewood Museum Architecture Lecture is made possible in part by the following generous supporters. If interested in becoming a supporter, please contact Dominique Zeltzman, Associate Director of Development for the JHU Museums, at dzeltzman@jhu.edu.  

 

Benefactors

The Dugan Griffin Charitable Fund

Jenkins Baer Associates

Forbes and Sara Maner

Mary and Chuck Meyer

Vincent Greene Architects

 

Patrons

Shane and Kyle Gahan Chesapeake Tile & Marble

 

Fellows

John Graham

McLain Wiesand

Libby and Tim Naylor

Sylvia Eggleston Wehr

Details

Date:
October 27, 2022
Time:
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
$20
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/414703949677

Organizer

Homewood Museum
Phone
410-516-5589
Email
museums@jhu.edu
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Venue

Homewood Museum
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218 United States
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Phone
410-516-5589
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